Man, 34, charged with 1st-degree murder after stabbing death in Regent Park

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Police closed a stretch of Gerrard Street East for the investigation. (Linda Ward/CBC - image credit)
Police closed a stretch of Gerrard Street East for the investigation. (Linda Ward/CBC - image credit)

A 34-year-old Toronto man is facing a first-degree murder charge following a fatal stabbing in Regent Park early Wednesday.

Police and paramedics responded to a call for a person with a knife at around 2:30 a.m. near Gerrard Street East and River Street, Toronto police said.

They arrived to find a victim in the middle of Gerrard with stab wounds. Paramedics attempted life-saving measures before he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

No further information about the victim was immediately available. A post-mortem exam will be held July 29, and next of kin have not yet been notified, police said.

Officers found another man with a knife nearby and he was taken into custody.

The accused appeared in court virtually on Wednesday.

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